Aged in soleras for approximately 4 years, this elegant and authentic fino sherry is a pale straw colour, with a delicate yet pungent almond aroma.
Very dry and light on the palate, the texture is full-bodied, clean and bright. Ideally enjoy at between 4ºC - 7ºC, with tapas or accompanying shellfish, seafood, Spanish ham and mild cheese.
From the Producer
Gonzalez Byass is situated in the city of Jerez, Andalusia, in the heart of the D.O. Jerez. Gonzalez Byass owns over 800 hectares of vineyards, all situated in Jerez Superior 20-70m above sea level. This area enjoys a warm and humid climate which helps in the maturation of the grape. The Gonzalez Byass vineyards are found on the albariza soil which is the best soil in the area for the growth of vines as it has a very high chalk content and therefore a large capacity for maintaining moisture, very important given the long, hot and dry summers experienced in Jerez.
Gonzalez Byass vineyards are 95% Palomino and 5% Pedro Ximenez, making us the only winery to have PX planted in Jerez. All Palomino grapes used for Tio Pepe are hand picked to ensure that they arrive at the pressing plant in optimum condition.
As soon as the Palomino grapes reach the winery they are gently pressed using pneumatic presses without crushing the stems, seeds or skins. This must, used for Tio Pepe, from the first light pressing is called 'yema'. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, classification and fortification to 15.5% the wine enters the Tio Pepe solera where it will age for more than 4 years in American oak barrels following the traditional Solera system. During this period the wine undergoes biological ageing under a layer of yeast known as the 'flor'. This 'flor' gives Tio Pepe is distinct colour, aroma and character.
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